In Memory

Dean A. Pollack

Dean A. Pollack

From Glen Tomlinson:

Dean was a retired engineer living in Seattle, Washington with his wife Betsy. U Of I graduate (not sure what year). He grew up in Lyons on 46th Street. Dean was a long time Cubs fan (also rooted for the Mariners in the A.L.) He and Betsy were also big Blackhawks fans and followed the Hawks on TV. Dean was one of the few kids I went to grade school with (1966 Elm School in Lyons) that I kept in touch with. We lived across the street from each other for many years on 46th St. Dean succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Thursday June 21 in Seattle. I have not seen an obituary yet. He will be cremated in Seattle with a funeral at Heritage Funeral Home on Oak Park Ave in Berwyn on July 9th. Please feel free to edit this or contact me for more information. Glen Tomlinson 773-807-1109 

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06/24/18 10:03 AM #3    

William McClure

I remember Dean as a super, nice guy.  May he rest in peace.

06/24/18 10:11 AM #4    

Paul R. Merrion

Dean was one of the nicest, friendliest guys I've known. I had a lot of classes with him at Morton and even one at U of I, but we lost touch until reconnecting in recent years through this great website. I always remember him for his easy laugh and the big grin on his face. Rest in peace, Dean.

06/24/18 04:10 PM #5    

Frank E. Collecchia

Thanks for posting Glen. I will see you in Chicago in a couple of weeks. Dean and I go way back. I recently posted a picture (which I got from Dean of course) of he and I at his house when we were maybe 4. Elm school, Morton, and then U of I together. And many trips and visits since. The latest in Scottsdale this past winter where we even got in a Blackhawks game.

Not sure how to sum things up, and don't want to write a book, but among the most memorable traits of Dean was his deep dives into anything that actually caught his interest. When I worked in the investment biz, he would call with the most arcane questions about some nuance of finance. I'd ask around the Street and usually just give up. Want to have a trivia question about opera? My money would be on Dean. And then there was wine. (red, of course. White is just for pool parties.) Robert Parker had nothing on Dean.

And on that note, I think I'll drink that last Tignanello in my cellar, and raise a glass to my old buddy.

06/24/18 07:48 PM #6    

Charles M. Karabin

Dean was a great guy, terrific sense of humor. So sad to see him leave us so soon. 

06/25/18 08:57 AM #7    

Anson Seers

Thanks, Glen, for letting us all know. Dean was a great guy.

06/25/18 08:16 PM #8    

Carol Jeziorski (Rende)

I was so sorry to hear about Dean. I remember him being a very nice and friendly guy! 

06/25/18 10:16 PM #9    

Kenneth Klimes

Dean was a good friend in HS. Always friendly and always ready to talk sports whether it was the Cubs or Morton West sports. Sorry to hear of his passing. 


06/26/18 10:20 PM #10    

Ronald Bangert

Ronald Bangert:

Here is a link for Dean's service information. His brother Brian, is married to my cousin Patricia.

06/30/18 03:56 PM #11    

Carole Spevacek (Smith)

so sorry to hear of Dean"s passing. May he R.I.P. Sending prayers to his wife and family.




07/31/18 08:03 PM #12    

Theodore Trakas

Dean was a great guy..Rest in peace.

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